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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #6

Respond to each of the following below on a 1 to 5 scale, where
     1= strongly disagree      2 = disagree      3 = neutral      4 = agree      5 = strongly agree
If you donít have understand, or are confused by a particular question, select 3= neutral.

Note: An * in front of the question indicates that this has been used in national public opinion surveys. 

1. I occasionally apply something similar to the scientific method in solving everyday type problems.

2. Since physical scientists limit their models to things like matter, energy, and forces, they ignore crucial aspects of Reality. They are therefore biased, and the conclusions they reach are flawed.

*3. Although the world works mostly according to physical laws acting on matter, on rare occasions a "miracle" can occur when God (or the Creator, or Cosmic Mind, etc) intervenes.

*4. The benefits of scientific research outweigh any harmful results.

5. The term "theory" has the same meaning in science as it does in everyday conversation -- that is, it refers to a supposition, conjecture, or something assumed for the sake of discussion or argument.

*6. Astrology -- with its star signs and horoscopes -- has some scientific truth.

*7. Ordinary tomatoes do not contain genes, while genetically modified tomatoes do. 

8. Scientific methods work better than anything else when it comes to making good predictions and solving problems.

*9. If I were making up the budget for the federal government this year, Iíd increase spending for scientific research.

*10. In the long run, I think that scientific advances we are making will help mankind.

*11. I believe that some of the unidentified flying objects that have been reported are really space vehicles from other civilizations.

*12. Lasers work by focusing sound waves.

*13. I believe that the miracles in the Bible actually happened. 

*14.  I would generally trust scientists to tell the truth.

*15. I have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community in this country.


For Worldview Theme #6, Scientific Method
Your Overall Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
                   Your Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
Ave. USA Adult Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale

Interpreting Your Worldview Theme Assessment Scores

Generally speaking, the score you get for a particular worldview theme (based on your responses to the brief questionnaire provided) can be interpreted as follows:

If your score is... Interpretation: Your worldview...
                         0  is totally incompatible with this worldview theme
                 0.01 -- 2.49 is very incompatible with this worldview theme
                 2.50 -- 4.49 is mildly incompatible with this worldview theme
                 4.50 -- 5.49 is neutral or undecided in relation to this wv theme
                 5.50 -- 7.49 is mildly compatible with this worldview theme
                 7.50 -- 9.99 is very compatible with this worldview theme
                        10 is totally compatible with this worldview theme

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